Last night at the The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California, Micky Dolenz took the stage with his sister Coco and special guests Michael Nesmith, Christian Nesmith, Circe Link, and Kiefo Nilsson. Micky and Nez performed "Me & Magdalena," a highlight from The Monkees' 2016 album, Good Times!, and later sang both "Listen to the Band" and "I'm a Believer" during the encore.
Jeffrey Sherman posted video of Micky, Michael, Christian, and the band performing "Me & Magdalena":
Joining everyone onstage was Micky's longtime touring group, who have also backed The Monkees in concert since 2012: Wayne Avers (guitar/musical director), Rich Dart (drums), John Billings (bass), Dave Alexander (keyboards), and Coco Dolenz (backing vocals).
Davy Jones' daughters Talia Jones Roston, Sarah Jones, and Annabel Jones, along with Davy's first wife Linda Haines Jones, were also in attendance.
April Hayes shared her photos from the concert on Facebook:
And Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild posted this photo on Twitter of Michael and Micky singing "I'm a Believer":
Family members of Micky's longtime friend Harry Nilsson were also present, and Harry's son, Kiefo, accompanied Micky for the debut live performance of "Good Times." The song, originally demoed by Harry Nilsson for The Monkees in the late '60s, was revived last year after Micky added his vocal to the track, allowing for a modern day duet that ultimately inspired the name of The Monkees' 2016 album. You can watch Kiefo join Micky in the video below, courtesy of Dyana Levinson:
Kiefo Nilsson commented about his guest appearance with Micky on Facebook and posted a picture of the two onstage:
"Had the great privilege of getting to sing my dad’s part to 'Good Times' alongside Micky Dolenz tonight at the Canyon in Agoura Hills. Will be doing it again tomorrow at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills — come hang if you can!"
Thanks to Andrew Sandoval for sharing a photo of the set list with The Monkees Live Almanac:
Videoranch3D on Facebook posted photos and a few short videos of Michael with fans during the post-show meet and greet session. A portion of the proceeds collected from the meet and greet is being donated to the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund.
Stay tuned for more updates, and remember that Micky, Michael, and company will be doing it all again at this evening's show in Beverly Hills, California at the Saban Theatre!
In 1985, Micky Dolenz directed a segment for Michael Nesmith's Television Parts, a short-lived series that aired on NBC. In these videos, featuring the Spitting Image puppets, the Royal Family searches for a solution to their financial troubles.
Micky also directed this spoof of Princess Diana for Television Parts:
Yesterday, Micky Dolenz sat with Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols (who covered "Steppin' Stone") on 95.5 KLOS-FM in Southern California:
Just announced! Michael Nesmith will be making a guest appearance with Micky Dolenz at two of Micky's upcoming solo shows while also taking part in meet and greet activities after each event. You can see the duo together this Friday, October 20 at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California and on Saturday, October 21 at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Tickets for the meet and greet session after the shows are also available, but quantities are limited and to participate, you must have a ticket to the concert that night. A portion of the proceeds collected from the meet and greets will be donated to the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund.
If you are planning on attending these special shows, please feel free to share your pictures and reviews with the Live Almanac!
UPDATE 10/16/2017: Nez talked about the upcoming appearances with Micky earlier today on Facebook.
UPDATE #2 10/17/17: Members of the Monkees family will be present with Micky and Michael at the California shows, including Christian Nesmith and Circe Link, Ami Dolenz, Davy's daughters Talia Jones Roston, Sarah Jones, and Annabel Jones, Davy's first wife Linda Haines Jones, along with members of Harry Nilsson' s family.
In a week full of senseless tragedy and sorrow, it didn't help that one of my favorite artists since childhood passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017. I first remember hearing Tom Petty, as others in my generation can attest, on MTV. The video for "You Got Lucky" was groundbreaking at the time, with its extended lead-in and non-formulaic approach. I can vividly recall watching MTV and anxiously awaiting for that video to be aired. To this day, it remains one of my favorite songs by Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Micky Dolenz became friendly with Tom Petty in recent years, and guested on his Sirius XM radio show in 2016:
In this live clip from 2013, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers cover "Steppin' Stone" at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California:
Over the years, I have attended many Petty concerts with friends that yielded a lot of good times and laughs. I can still listen to my Petty albums, and remember the old days and the great music. Thanks to Tom for all of the memories.
Micky Dolenz was once an avid polo player, and this article from the September 1990 issue of Monkee Business Fanzine (written by Vickie Barnhill) takes a look at Micky playing in a polo match at Chicago's Oak Brook Polo Club on June 3, 1990.
September 28, 2017 / North Hollywood: DEEP IN THE HEART: A Concert for Hurricane Relief
Music & Comedy, benefiting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for those affected by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida